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Eric Kennedy

540-433-4864 Ext. 304

Ekennedy@valleyworkforce.com

Branch Location

Harrisonburg Workforce Center

160 North Mason St.

Harrisonburg, VA 22801

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Biography

Valley Workforce Center Career Specialists assist WIOA participants to develop individualized training plans through assessment and labor market information and work with participants to provide supportive services to overcome barriers to employment.

Juanita Spurlock

(540) 433-4864 Ext. 116

jspurlock@valleyworkforce.com

Branch Location

Harrisonburg Workforce Center

160 North Mason St.

Harrisonburg, VA 22801

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Biography

Valley Workforce Center Eligibility Specialists access and enroll participants in WIOA Youth, Adult and Dislocated Worker Programs. 

Scott Carlson

(540) 869-0793 LFCC (540) 692-0645 mobile

scarlson@valleyworkforce.com

Branch Location

Winchester Workforce Center

419 North Cameron Street

Winchester, VA 22601

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Biography

The Apprenticeship Grant Coordinator supports the SVWDB and its American Apprenticeship Initiative grant partners to expand registered apprenticeship in manufacturing occupations in the northern Shenandoah Valley. The Apprenticeship Grant Coordinator is a member of the American Apprenticeship Initiative Implementation Team working to develop registered apprenticeship programs through enrollment and support of business sponsors and apprentices. 

Heidi King

hking@valleyworkforce.com

Branch Location

SVWDB Administrative Offices

217 S. Liberty St. Suite 203

Harrisonburg, Virginia 22801

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Biography

The Grant Technician provides coordination and administrative support for the Valley to Virginia Apprenticeship grant programs, and works closely with Career Pathway partners to plan and implement Dream it. Do it. Academies for high school students and adults.

Matt Green

(540) 442-7134 Ext. 104

mgreen@valleyworkforce.com

Branch Location

SVWDB Administrative Offices

217 S. Liberty St. Suite 203

Harrisonburg, Virginia 22801

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Biography

The Grant Accountant performs complex accounting activities and financial analysis, including assisting with the monthly close, fiscal monitoring of sub recipients, accounts payable, accounts receivable, cash receipts, general ledger and ensuring compliance with GAAP, legal, funding source and regulatory requirements.

Tiffany Turner

(540) 887-9895 Ext. 202

tturner@valleyworkforce.com

Branch Location

Staunton Workforce Center

1076 Jefferson Hwy.

Staunton, VA 24401

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Biography

Valley Workforce Follow-up Clerks work with participants that have completed workforce programs to track employment outcomes and maintain records according to program guidelines. Follow-up Clerks also work with businesses to ensure that participant performance standards are being met.

Sean McCusty

(540) 442-7134 Ext. 117

smccusty@valleyworkforce.com

Branch Location

Harrisonburg Workforce Center

160 North Mason St.

Harrisonburg, VA 22801

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Biography

The Business Development Manager assists the regional business community in determining workforce needs and business solutions.  The Business Development Manager supports the expansion of registered apprenticeship across Virginia through the American Apprenticeship Initiative grant.

Sharon Agnor

(540) 520-6597

sagnor@valleyworkforce.com

Branch Location

Staunton Workforce Center

1076 Jefferson Hwy.

Staunton, VA 24401

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Biography

Valley Workforce Center Employment Specialists assist job seekers with job search and work experience opportunities and promote WIOA programs to employers.

Tara Broschart

(540) 545-4146 Ext. 303

tbroschart@valleyworkforce.com

Branch Location

Winchester Workforce Center

419 North Cameron Street

Winchester, VA 22601

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Biography

Valley Workforce Center Employment Specialists assist job seekers with job search and work experience opportunities and promote WIOA programs to employers.

Bonnie Libassi

(540) 433-4864 Ext. 120

blibassi@valleyworkforce.com

Branch Location

Harrisonburg Workforce Center

160 North Mason St.

Harrisonburg, VA 22801

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Biography

Valley Workforce Center Career Specialists assist WIOA participants to develop individualized training plans through assessment and labor market information and work with participants to provide supportive services to overcome barriers to employment.

Stacey Campbell

(540) 887-9895 Ext. 201

scampbell@valleyworkforce.com

Branch Location

Staunton Workforce Center

1076 Jefferson Hwy.

Staunton, VA 24401

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Biography

Valley Workforce Center Eligibility Specialists access and enroll participants in WIOA Youth, Adult and Dislocated Worker Programs. 

Matt Boykin

(540) 433-4864 Ext. 115

mboykin@valleyworkforce.com

Branch Location

Harrisonburg Workforce Center

160 North Mason St.

Harrisonburg, VA 22801

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Biography

Valley Workforce Center Employment Specialists assist job seekers with job search and work experience opportunities and promote WIOA programs to employers.

Tristan Meadows

(540) 433-4864 Ext. 114

tmeadows@valleyworkforce.com

Branch Location

Harrisonburg Workforce Center

160 North Mason St.

Harrisonburg, VA 22801

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Biography

Valley Workforce Center Managers monitor career specialist programs and the delivery of technical assistance, as well as measure performance outcomes for Valley Workforce Centers.

Vicky Feathers

(540) 545-4146 Ext. 304

vfeathers@valleyworkforce.com

Branch Location

Winchester Workforce Center

419 North Cameron Street

Winchester, VA 22601

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Biography

Valley Workforce Center Resource Room Specialists are the first point of contact for workforce center visitors providing assistance in the use of equipment and computers in the resource room.

Medalyn Galarza

(540) 433-4864 Ext. 120

mgalarza@valleyworkforce.com

Branch Location

Harrisonburg Workforce Center

160 North Mason St.

Harrisonburg, VA 22801

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Biography

Valley Workforce Center Resource Room Specialists are the first point of contact for workforce center visitors providing assistance in the use of equipment and computers in the resource room.

Jenni McQuillan

(540) 742-76467 Ext. 401

jmcquillan@valleyworkforce.com

Branch Location

Luray Workforce Center

334 North Hawksbill Street

Luray, VA 22835

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Biography

Valley Workforce Center Employment Specialists assist job seekers with job search and work experience opportunities and promote WIOA programs to employers.

Courtney Phillips

(540) 887-9895 ext. 206

cphillips@valleyworkforce.com

Branch Location

Staunton Workforce Center

1076 Jefferson Hwy.

Staunton, VA 24401

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Biography

Valley Workforce Center Career Specialists assist WIOA participants to develop individualized training plans through assessment and labor market information and work with participants to provide supportive services to overcome barriers to employment.

Sharon Johnson

(540)442-7134 Ext. 110

sjohnson@valleyworkforce.com

Branch Location

SVWDB Administrative Offices

217 S. Liberty St. Suite 203

Harrisonburg, Virginia 22801

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Biography

Chief Executive Officer Sharon Johnson provides executive, managerial, and leadership to carry out the directives of the Shenandoah Valley Workforce Development Board.  

Sharon earned a Ph.D. in Human Capital Development through the Department of Economic and Workforce Development at the University of Southern Mississippi. She holds a Master’s in Adult Education and Human Resource Development from James Madison University. Sharon has also received a number of professional certifications/endorsements and commendations including:

  • Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP) with the American Society for Training and Development
  • Certified Performance Technologist (CPT) with the International Society for Performance Improvement
  • Certified Workforce Development Professional (CWDP)
  • Endorsements in Business and Employer Services and Workforce Management through the National  Association of Workforce Development Professionals
  • 2013 Award of Merit from Goodwill Industries of the Valleys
  • 2012 Frank Armstrong Service Award from the Virginia Manufacturers Association
  • 2012 Expanding Workforce Opportunities Award from the Virginia Community College System

Debby Hopkins

(540)442-7134 Ext. 105

dhopkins@valleyworkforce.com

Branch Location

SVWDB Administrative Offices

217 S. Liberty St. Suite 203

Harrisonburg, Virginia 22801

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Services Offered

Get Specialized Business Services

Get Recruiting Assistance

Get Labor Market Information & Workforce Data

Biography

Debby Hopkins has a Masters in Business Administration from Lehigh University, holds a Senior Professional in Human Resources certification and is a Certified Workforce Development Professional. With fifteen years of executive human resources experience in high technology and biotechnology manufacturing companies, Debby also wrote and administered federal, state and foundation grants for Blue Ridge Community College.

As Workforce Officer and Project Director, Debby develops and facilitates community partnerships that understand and address workforce issues in the Shenandoah Valley. Debby also acts as Project Director of Valley OJT, a $5 million Department of Labor grant that provides wage reimbursement to businesses for on-the-job training of new hires.

Cathi Michie

(540) 442-7134

CMichie@valleyworkforce.com

Branch Location

SVWDB Administrative Offices

217 S. Liberty St. Suite 203

Harrisonburg, Virginia 22801

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Biography

Cathi (Ritter) Michie joined the Shenandoah Valley Workforce Development Board in January 2015.  Prior to joining the Board, Cathi served as a public accountant specializing in auditing not-for-profit and governmental entities.  Cathi holds a Bachelors of Business Administration in Accounting from James Madison University and is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Virginia.  She is a member of the American Institute of Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants (VSCPA).

Debbie Berry

(540)442-7134 Ext. 101

dberry@valleyworkforce.com

Branch Location

SVWDB Administrative Offices

217 S. Liberty St. Suite 203

Harrisonburg, Virginia 22801

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Biography

As Workforce and Operations Coordinator, Debbie Berry provides guidance, oversight and technical assistance for specific grants programs, monitors case records/performance standards and administers training for program operations and data management.  She has an Associate’s Degree in Business Management as well as a number of other trainings in leadership and office specialties. Debbie is a Certified Workforce Development Professional and has ten years experience in Workforce Development. 

Vanessa Robison

(540)442-7134 Ext. 111

vrobison@valleyworkforce.com

Branch Location

SVWDB Administrative Offices

217 S. Liberty St. Suite 203

Harrisonburg, Virginia 22801

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Biography

Programs Specialist Vanessa Robison provides case management for all Valley On-the-Job (OJT) participants and administers federal reporting requirements for the OJT grant. Vanessa has Associate’s Degrees in Liberal Arts and Behavioral Development/ Social Work and a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Development & Management. She is a Certified Workforce Development Professional and has been in Workforce Development for six years.

Joan Hollen

(540)442-7134 Ext. 100

jhollen@valleyworkforce.com

Branch Location

SVWDB Administrative Offices

217 S. Liberty St. Suite 203

Harrisonburg, Virginia 22801

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Biography

The Data and Communication Specialist is responsible for SVWDB data and communications needs including, but not limited to, the identification of data sources, the analysis and interpretation of data, and audience friendly summarization of relevant workforce data; and to help develop and coordinate stakeholder, board of directors, and local elected officials consortium communications.  This position works across the operations, finance and workforce entities of the organization.

Kevin Martin

(540) 442-7134 x106

kmartin@valleyworkforce.com

Branch Location

SVWDB Administrative Offices

217 S. Liberty St. Suite 203

Harrisonburg, Virginia 22801

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Biography

Since graduating from Eastern Mennonite University in 2014 Kevin Martin has worked in a number of roles in the public workforce system in Pennsylvania and Virginia. As the Grants Coordinator for the Shenandoah Valley Workforce Development Board Kevin works primarily on the $4 million Valley to Virginia (V2V) Registered Apprenticeship grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor. Kevin works as a liaison between employers, the Virginia Department of Labor & Industry and educational institutions.

Anna Gochenour

540-742-7647 ext 402

agochenour@valleyworkforce.com

Branch Location

Luray Workforce Center

334 North Hawksbill Street

Luray, VA 22835

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Biography

Valley Workforce Center Career Specialists assist WIOA participants to develop individualized training plans through assessment and labor market information and work with participants to provide supportive services to overcome barriers to employment.